FIA WRC

Rally Mexico produces the 2017 WRC’s third winner!

Following in the slipstream of Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala, who took the spoils in Monte Carlo and Sweden respectively, Kris Meeke clinched the top prize in Mexico on Sunday at the wheel of his Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin. Ogier (Ford/Michelin) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) joined the Briton on the podium.

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Sweden glory for Toyota/Michelin

Toyota followed up its Rallye Monte Carlo podium finish in January with outright victory in Sweden today to celebrate its return to the FIA World Rally Championship. Jari-Matti Latvala topped the final order ahead of Ford M-Sport/Michelin’s Ott Tanak and Sébastien Ogier, while Skoda/Michelin ended up on top again in WRC2.

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Rally Australia (WRC): two VWs on top

Volkswagen Motorsport completed Day 1 of its swansong outing with two Michelin-equipped Polo R WRCs on top in Australia. Mikkelsen leads Ogier.

Andreas Mikkelsen boosted his bid for 2016’s runner-up honours by winning five of Friday’s 11 stages. The Norwegian survived the hot weather (35°C) to build up a lead of 15.4s over team-mate Sébastien Ogier who suffered on the day’s gravel-carpeted tests.

Hyundai/Michelin’s Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon, who are also in contention for this year’s silver medal, follow in third and fourth places, split by 1.2s. Team-mate Dani Sordo started well before taking a 20-second penalty.

Jari-Matti Latvala (VW/Michelin) lost time when he clouted a bridge on SS1, while M-Sport’s Mads Ostberg and Eric Camilli (Ford/Michelin) are up to fifth and sixth spots.

Esapekka Lappi (Skoda/Michelin) is the WRC2 leader and seems to heading for the class’s title.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Qatar to kick off 2017 world championship

After a memorable 2016 campaign, which saw nine different riders win races as Michelin returned to the series following a seven-year absence, the first fixture of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship (March 23-26) will take teams to Losail, near Doha, in the middle of the Qatari desert. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP Off Season Show visits Michelin

Michelin invites the MotoGP Off Season Show to construct its very own tyre and discover the intricacies inside that round piece of rubber.

FIA Formula E

Buenos Aires ePrix: Buemi’s hat-trick

Saturday’s Buenos Aires ePrix saw Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) follow up his recent successes in Hong Kong and Marrakech with his third win on the trot, ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) and Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport).

24H du Mans

Porsche vs Toyota in 2017

In addition to releasing the entry list for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has named the teams it has invited to take part in June’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin is targeting its 20th straight win in the celebrated French race (June 17-18).

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